New Oriole Robinson proud of mom

New Oriole Robinson proud of mom
November 23, 2012, 11:00 am

New Oriole Trayvon Robinson, the outfielder acquired in the deal with the Mariners for second baseman Robert Andino, made his major-league debut in 2011 in Anaheim, not far from where he grew up.

Robinson said he was glad the schedule put him in a spot where his mother could see this big moment.

“My mom, she raised four boys in a neighborhood with a lot of gang activity, and not one of us wound up a gangbanger,” Robinson told the Tacoma News Tribune earlier this year before another series in Anaheim. “She was a sports fanatic, the mom of the century.

“Because of her, I feel protective of single women with children. She’ll be there, and anything I do in the series, I’ll be happy she’s there to see it.”

A few other factoids about Robinson, from his official bio:

*As a kid, he was part of Major League Baseball’s Reviving Baseball in the Inner Cities (RBI) program.

*Robinson went to Los Angeles’ Crenshaw High School, the same school as Darryl Strawberry.

*Three years ago, he played for the Peoria Javelinas in the Arizona Fall League. A javelina is a mammal similar to a wild pig.